Boulder County Briefcase: Oct. 7, 2013 [Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.]
(Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 06--Awards & honors
Samuel Austin, architect, was the chosen artist for the Colorado Music Festival 2013 Mash Up series. His three original paintings have been produced as posters and limited edition prints. All proceeds benefit CMF. Samuel Austin specializes in design with artistic flair. samuelaustin.com.
Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation's largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), was selected as the 2013 Large Business of the Year by the Superior Chamber of Commerce, an organization that strengthens, supports and promotes economic vitality of its member businesses and the community of Superior, where Key Equipment Finance is headquartered. kefonline.com.
Real estate agent Miles Kunkel received the Re/Max Hall of Fame award. Miles continues to be a top producer at Re/Max of Boulder. beinboulder.com.
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, of Boulder, was honored in June with a bronze packaging award in the non-foods category from "Private Label -- Store Brands" magazine. The award was announced in the June issue of PLSB, and honored excellence in packaging design for Pharmaca's Little Pip line of baby and children's skin care. pharmaca.com.
Pedal to Properties managing broker Chris Sweeney was awarded the CRS Designation from the Council of Residential Specialists. The CRS Designation recognizes Sweeney for his completion of CRS-specific course work and his proven record of success -- length of time in the real estate business, number of annual transactions and gross sales. pedaltoproperties.com.
Kent Hansen, CRPC of Rocky Mountain Wealth Management, has been honored as a member of LPL Financial's Patriot's Club. This prestigious status is based on production ranking of all registered representatives at LPL Financial at year end 2012 and is awarded to less than 10 percent of the firm's approximately 13,000 advisers nationwide. 303-444-4538.
For the third year in a row, the team at Caplan and Earnest LLC collected school supplies for local students from the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School districts. For this year's program, called the Crayons to Calculators Community Challenge, the firm raised more than $800 and filled six backpacks with school supplies for children in need. celaw.com.
Community Food Share, of Louisville, recently received a $200,000 grant from the Daniels Fund for its capital campaign. This award has helped complete the $5.1 million campaign. communityfoodshare.org.
Community Food Share received a $23,000 grant from Driven to Care, Discount Tire's regional philanthropy program. The grant will be used for food procurement and to purchase/install warehouse operating equipment in the organization's new warehouse located in the Colorado Tech Center in Louisville. communityfoodshare.org.
Broomfield-based Horizon Organic announced four recipients of its 2013 Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) Scholarships that encourage young people to enter the field of organic agriculture. The students each receive $2,500 and are children or grandchildren of Horizon's 600 family farmers. horizondairy.com.
Larry H. Miller Toyota in Boulder donated car repairs to several low-income participants in the Circles Campaign. The Circles Campaign believes that it takes the coming together of an entire community to end poverty and is seeking partnerships with local businesses to help participants achieve their goals of sustained self-sufficiency. bouldercountycircles.org.
Merrill Lynch Boulder announced support for the families devastated by the recent fires throughout Colorado. Through the Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Charitable Foundation, a gift of $25000 was given to The American Red Cross-Colorado Chapter to help provide financial support for the victims of the fires. ml.com.
Launches & new accounts
Campus Publishers added Georgia State University and the University of Central Arkansas to its family of 40-plus official university visitor guides. The Guides will reach 48,000 members of the GSU community and 32,000 members of the UCA community. campuspublishers.com.
The DragonTree Spa, a holistic spa, opened in downtown Boulder, at 1521 Pearl St. thedragontree.com.
The Gluten Free Bistro's product line is now available in eight new states located in the northwest and southwest regions of the country. The northwest region includes the Rosauer's Supermarket with 14 locations in four states and the southwest includes Whole Foods Market with 26 locations in four states. theglutenfreebistro.com.
The Hughes Group, a Columbia, Md.-based leading provider of exhibits, event management and environments, selected Kroner Communications, of Boulder, as its public relations agency of record. kronercommunications.com.
Parascript, of Longmont, announced three new partners to its channel program. The software provider, whose technology is used to process more than 100 billion imaged documents per year for forms processing, check processing, postal automation and fraud prevention, is announcing it has added Open Scan, WesTech eSolutions and ECM Chile. parascript.com.
TechPubs Global, of Longmont, announced its newest client, Spirit Airlines. Spirit selected TechPubs' FlightPubs solution for its comprehensive technical publications management and publishing requirements. techpubsglobal.com.
New hires & promotions
Deborah Brunson, MD, was hired as the new medical director of NatureMed Integrative Medicine. NatureMed was founded in 2005 by Boulder native Kelly Parcell, ND, and her husband. naturemedclinic.com.
Jeremy Douglas was promoted to account executive at Catapult PR-IR. Douglas started with the company three years ago and has filled various roles, most recently working as a junior account executive. Along with acquiring more responsibility, he will work with the rest of the Catapult team to execute strategic programs that benefit its clientele. catapultpr-ir.com.
Dr. Alison Mall, obstetrician and gynecologist, and Stephanie Traver, women's health nurse practitioner, joined Avista Adventist Hospital's medical staff and new practice, Avista Women's Health in Erie. The hospital and practice are part of Centura Health, Colorado's largest health care network. avistawomenshealth.org.
Boulder resident Mike Koclanes was named chief strategy officer and chief information officer of Vaporstream, a secure recordless messaging service (SRMS) provider offering private and secure messaging for business communications. vaporstream.com.
Meredith Preston was named communications director of Catalyst High School in Lafayette. Catalyst is internationally accredited and offers students full-potential learning based on their individual strengths and interests. Preston brings more than two decades of marketing communications experience to her new post. catalysths.org.
The Longmont Express Employment Professionals office named Matthew Romanini as business development specialist. In this position, Romanini will be responsible for acquiring new business. Before joining express, Romanini worked as the assistant sales manager then branch manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Linthicum, Md., for seven years. expressboulder.com.
Elizabeth Sipes joined Bryan Cave HRO's corporate finance and securities group, expanding the firm's fund formation team. Sipes, formerly an assistant vice president and senior legal counsel for a Denver-based asset management firm, will work closely with Mark Weakley, the Boulder-based leader of Bryan Cave HRO's fund formation practice. bryancave.com.
Caitlin Smith recently joined the management team at the Boulder Cork as an assistant manager. Smith grew up in the restaurant industry, with 15 years of experience in service and eight years in management. bouldercork.com.
Caplan and Earnest LLC, of Boulder, announced that Gregory James Smith joined the firm as special counsel on July 1. Smith brings more than three decades of legal experience to Caplan and Earnest's burgeoning health care practice area. celaw.com.
Gary Stypula, first vice president and wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch in Boulder, was recently named senior vice president. ml.com.
Caplan & Earnest LLC announced that Boulder District Judge M. Gwyneth Whalen would rejoin the firm in September as special counsel. She will focus her practice on complex civil litigation. Whalen was the manager of the firm's litigation practice in 2006 when she was appointed to the District Court for the 20th Judicial District. celaw.com.
Jeffrey Dann Ph.D., LAc, director of Aloha Wellness Associates Acupuncture Clinic in South Boulder was appointed to the doctoral faculty of the Tri-State Acupuncture College in New York City. This institution is the first nationally accredited school with a doctoral degree in Japanese-style acupuncture. alohawellnessboulder.com.
The 149-room Courtyard by Marriott Boulder, located at 4710 Pearl East Circle, completed a major renovation of its guestrooms. With this exciting update, the Courtyard Boulder offers a state-of-the-art lobby, bistro and bar, outdoor pool and patio, meeting rooms and free wi-fi throughout the hotel. marriott.com/denbd.
Intercambio announced that Jim Hooton joined its board of directors. As Vertiba's CEO, Hooton brings experience in technology, management as well as entrepreneurial skills to assist Intercambio as it continues to grow and expand its low-cost English language program for Boulder County immigrants. intercambioweb.org.
The latest project of local interior designer Roman Martinez's company, Design House, was featured in the August issue of Boulder Life Styles magazine.
Intercambio announced that John Ricotta joined its board of directors. Ricotta, vice president of FirstBank Boulder's Baseline office, is committed to using his financial expertise and his passion for Intercambio's mission to assist the organization with maintaining its fiscal stability and helping increase awareness for its programs. intercambioweb.org.
Sargent Bickham Lagudis, of Boulder, congratulates Trace Welch on his achievement of becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. Trace successfully completed all three rigorous CFA exams and the required four years of investment work experience to join four other CFA charterholders at SBL. sblfinancial.com.
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